arrived in Colorado in 1955 as a member of the first class at the Air Force Academy
, which was holding classes at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver until the campus in Colorado Springs was completed in 1958.
In the Pikes Peak region , Peterson Field was growing , now home to the Air Defense Command.The population was about 111 , 800.Strom
, the military school's first all-American in football in 1958 , always felt welcome in the Springs , a small town bordered on the north by Garden of the Gods Road.The main thoroughfare to the academy's gate was Highway 85/87.Interstate 25 through town was still a dream.
Strom fell in love with the city and returned to the Pikes Peak region four years ago.Now he
teaches math at the academy as a civilian.